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December 2010

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This information is protected by tlte Whistleblowen Protection Act 2001. Breach of the confidentiality of this information is a criminal offence.


Investigation of a public interest disclosure pursuant to the Whistleblow ers Protection A ct 2001
I refer to my previous correspondence dated 14 September 2010 in which I informed you that I had determined that your disclosure amounted to a public interest disclosure within the meaning of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 (the Act). I also informed you that my office woul d investigate the matter. Your disdoswe involved allegations that Professor David Hayward, RMIT University (the university) appointed his wile's cousin, Ms Tracey Ollis, to a position oflecturer at the university, withou t disclosing his relationship with MsOllis.
I have now completed my investigation and wish to provide you with the outcome. Based on the evidence obtained during my investigation. I concluded that the allegations were substantiated and that Professor Hayward had failed to comp ly with the university's policies regarding the a ppointment of Ms Ollis. However, I also noted certain mitigating factors which were relevant to this situation. For example, the appointment was undertaken in a crisis situation where classes could not be run.

As a result I made several recommen dations to the university aimed at:

reminding staff of their obligation to comply with the 'Conflict of T nterest Policy' and 'Oose Personal Relationships Policy' in relation to the appointment of staff members. reviewlngpolicies relating to recruitment and induction, conflict of interest, and close personal relationships.


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Hayward, Professor. David - RMIT University

Professor David Hayward

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Position School / Work Unit Contact Details

Dean Global, Urban and Social Studies +(61 3) 9925 8216


37.2. City Campus

College/Portfolio Design & Social Context

Key activities
Since August 2009, David has been Dean of the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning. S 2007 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Melbourne Health, the second largest health ser Australia incorporating the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a life m of the Victorian Council of Social Service, in recognition of 3 decades of policy advice, education and train the Victorian not-for-profit sector. In 2011 he was appointed by the Premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, to an Expert Advisory Panel on the of Living. He has been a successful fund-raiser, having secured external support worth over $1m for 2 Ch and research fellowships in the areas of the Victorian parliament and philanthropy.

BA Swinburne, GradDipUrbSoc Swinburne, PhD Monash, MAICD, MAIPA

Professional interests and links to industry

Hayward, Professor. David - RMIT University

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia Member of Board of Directors of Melbourne Health and Chair of Finance Committee

Research and scholarship

Davids research interests are in the fields of urban policy and service provision, with a focus on state governments and housing. He has won 6 competitive research grants, 5 funded by the ARC and 1 by AHURI, worth in total more tha $500,000. He is also an active consultant, and has worked extensively with local and state government department public sector trade unions worth a total of $480,000.

Book Chapters
Hayward, D. (2012), 'Housing Construction Industry, Competition, and Regulation', in G. Wood and S Smith, International Encyclopedia on Housing and Home, Elsevier. Hayward, D. (2007), Steve Bracks: the Quiet Achiever, in Costar, B. and Strangio, P. eds., Victorian Premiers. Federation Press. Costar, B. and Hayward, D. (2004), Steve Bracks and Victorian Labor, in Wanna, J. and P. Williams ( Yes Premier. Leadership and State Premiers in Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. Hayward, D. and Quiggin, J. (2003), A financial vision, in Hayward and Ewer (eds.), Visions for Victori Vulgar Press, Melbourne.

Walls, J., Hayward, D and Chan, K.B. (eds), (2007) Globalisation and Cultural Identity, Brill, Netherlan Hodge, G., Sands, V., Hayward, D. and Scott, D. (eds), (2004) Power Progress. An Audit of Australias Electricity Reform Experiment, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne. Hayward, D. and Ewer, P. eds., (2003) Visions for Victoria, Vulgar Press, Melbourne.

Non refereed articles

Hayward, D. (2012), Boom and bust: the parlous health of our state finances, The Conversation, Jun Hayward, D. and Ewer (2004), P., Victorian Labor and that visions thingAgain, Dissent, Summer.

Conference and seminar papers

Hayward, D. (2011), Still the reluctant landlords? Keynote address at Beyond the National National Affordable Housing Agreement Conference, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Southba Melbourne, 27 October. Hayward, D. (2011), Economic and social factors influencing priorities for social research and action, G Shepherd Youth and Family Services Policy Colloquium, Good Shepherd Social Justice Centre, Collingw March 25 2011 Hayward, D. (2011), VCOSS Roundtable on the Independent Review of State Finances, Victorian Coun Social Service, Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 22nd June Hayward, D. (2008), Shock Doctrine: the Case of Australia, invited public lecture, Northeastern Univ Cabram Centre, Boston, May 13th. Hayward, D. (2007), Social enterprise in the public sector: what role for the not-for-profits, invited ta delivered to CEO Breakfast, Community Housing Federation of Victoria, Botanical Restaurant, Prahran 16 2007. Hayward, D. (2006), Public debt: from myth to opportunity, presentation to the Melbourne City Counc August, Melbourne City Council Chambers, Swanston Street, Melbourne.

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Technical reports
Haywa rd, D. and Groenheart. L., (20 10) , The case for a single fire-fighting service for the State of Vic subm ission to the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission on be half of t he United Fi re Fighters Un ion of Victoria. Haywa rd, D. (20 10), Productivity in the Fire Service, a report for the United Fi refighte rs Union of Victc Haywa rd, D. ( 2006 ) (with Forema n) Victoria Police 2006 Enterprise Bargain: Financing and Justificatic September .

Newspaper opinion articles

Haywa rd, D., ' Chasm divides Ted and t he Ha rd Hats', The Age, June 23, 2012 Haywa rd, D., ' Strife for Baill ieu in unmet promises and Treasurer's bad days', October 24, 2011 Haywa rd, D. ' Ba ilieu needs to leave a hea lt hy legacy', The Age, November 7th, 201 1 Haywa rd, D., ' Ba ill ieu's sticky wicket', The Age, September 26th, 2011 Haywa rd, D., How debt ca n save the state, The Age, 5 May 2009 Haywa rd, D., These dire t imes call for a bold new path for Victoria, The Age, 6 March 2009 Haywa rd, D., Past ca ut ion means Lenders can be a borrower of bill ions, The Age, 6 May 2008 Haywa rd, D., The state budget is a crucial test the opposition must pass, The Age, 1 May 2007 Haywa rd, D., A nation without the capacity to care, The Age, 24 March 2007 Haywa rd, D., If the budget numbers look good, have another look, The Age, May 2006

Media experience
David has been an active commentator in the media . Recent media comments and coverage include : Med ia coverage of the State budget, in which David appears on ABC 774 as an expert commentatc His rece nt opinion pieces may be found here : Chasm divides Ted and hard hats, The Age, 23 June 2012 Baillieu needs to search for a healthy legacy, The Age, 7 November 201 1 Strife for Baillieu in unmet promises and Treasurer's bad days, The Age, 24 October 2011 Baillieu's sticky wicket, Sydney Morn ing Hera ld, 26 September 201 1 Govt prepares for 'line in the sand' budget, ABC News, 3 May 2011 Budget 'responsible and caring': Premier Ted Baillieu, 774 ABC Rad io, 3 May 2011 Coalition caught between saving and spending promises, Sydney Morning Hera ld, 2 May 2011

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